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Sixth annual Freedom Run held

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Sixth annual Freedom Run held

By Jeanné Clark

THATCHER, AZ—The sixth annual Freedom Run was held on September 13, 2008. Approximately 50 people attended the 5K run that began and ended at Eastern Arizona College’s John Mickelson Field. “We had a great time at the Freedom Run this year,” said Kate McCluskey, coordinator of the event. “Turnout was a little lighter than usual, but we had great weather and some healthy competition at the finish line.”

The winners in each division were:

Youth to 8-year old, male: Rodrigo Clonts

Youth to 8-year old, female: no entrants

9 to 14-year old, male: Gabe Clonts

9 to 14-year old, female: Hannah Stiles-Culver

15 to 18-year old, male: Andre Barney

15 to 18-year old, female: Jessica Stiles-Culver

19 to 25-year old, male: no entrants

19 to 25-year old, female: Cami Barney

26 to 40-year old, male: Mark Busby

26 to 40-year old, female: Sarah Nelson

41 to 65-year old, male: John Nichols

41 to 65-year old, female: Mary Clifford

65 and over: Bill Conger

The overall male winner was Andre Barney, and the overall female winner was Jessica Stiles-Culver.

Local sponsors of the Freedom Run include Eastern Arizona College, Eastern Arizona Courier, SAVE, Mount Graham Regional Medical Center, Safeway, Bashas, and Trophies ’N Tees.